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  • Research Development for Research Administrators: Understanding, Mapping and Leveraging Assets

    Includes a Live Event on 10/22/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In an effort to increase the number of quality proposals submitted to external sponsors, both large and small institutions are discovering the value of providing research development services to faculty.

    (90 minutes) In an effort to increase the number of quality proposals submitted to external sponsors, both large and small institutions are discovering the value of providing research development services to faculty. However, many institutions do not establish a research development office separate from the sponsored programs office, but rather formalize and expand functions in the Pre-Award office to focus more on research development. For the research administrator, understanding research development and how to integrate it with current sponsored programs activities can seem daunting.

    This webinar will help research administrators understand the basics of research development and how to integrate research development strategies with sponsored programs activities. Participants will receive planning tools designed to help identify and leverage the strengths of their sponsored programs office, as well as to create and implement research development activities in their institutions.

    Speakers:
    Michelle M. Schoenecker, M.A., Senior Proposal Development Manager, Research Development Services, Office of Research & Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Martin B. Williams, M.A., Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, William Paterson University
    Kathryn Wrench, M.B.A., Associate Director - Research Services, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Wayne State University

    Level: Overview
    Prerequisites: None

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $99
    Non-Member Price: $118


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    • Participants will be able to define the term “research development”.
    • Participants will be able to identify approaches, resources, and models to integrate research development into research administration.
    • Participants will be able to list activities typically associated with research development.
    • Participants will be able to identify specific strategies or next steps to enhance research development at their home institutions.

    Michelle M. Schoenecker, M.A.

    Senior Proposal Development Manager, Research Development Services, Office of Research & Office of Sponsored Programs

    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

    Michelle M. Schoenecker, M.A.

    Senior Proposal Development Manager, Research Development Services, Office of Research & Office of Sponsored Programs

    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

    Martin B. Williams, M.A.

    Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

    William Paterson University

    Martin B. Williams, M.A.

    Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

    William Paterson University

    Kathryn Wrench, M.B.A.

    Associate Director - Research Services, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    Wayne State University

    Kathryn Wrench, M.B.A.

    Associate Director - Research Services, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    Wayne State University

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

  • Financial Compliance: Cost Transfers: Minimizing the Need, Monitoring the Process and Managing the Risk

    Includes a Live Event on 09/25/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will explore the federal requirements surrounding cost transfers and examine how two different institutions have implemented policies to monitor compliance and mitigate the risk associated with these types of transactions.

    (90 minutes) Cost transfers have come under high scrutiny in recent audits. While the simplest suggestion is to prevent them altogether, in many cases they are unavoidable. This webinar will explore the federal requirements surrounding cost transfers and examine how two different institutions have implemented policies to monitor compliance and mitigate the risk associated with these types of transactions. We will discuss ways to ensure all cost transfers are appropriate, timely, and most importantly, sufficiently documented.   

    Speakers:
    Kristi L. Bazata, Director, Research Policy & Indirect Cost, Columbia University in the City of New York
    Diana Weber, Assistant Director, Post-Award, University of Kansas Medical Center

    Level: Basic
    Prerequisites: None

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $99
    Non-Member Price: $118


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    • Participants will become familiar with audit compliance issues related to documentation and timing of cost transfers.
    • Participants can expect to leave the webinar with best practices for minimizing the need for cost transfers and managing them appropriately when the transactions are necessary. These best practices will serve as a guide for participants to evaluate their own institutional policies for compliance.

    Kristi Bazata

    Director, Research Policy & Indirect Cost

    Columbia University in the City of New York

    Diana Weber

    Assistant Director, Post-Award

    University of Kansas Medical Center

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

  • Rules and Regulations: Where Does It Say We Have To Do That?

    This workshop will examine a variety of regulations that impact the day-to-day management of federal awards with the goal of helping participants answer these questions, and to better understand where regulations end and institutional policies begin.

    Workshop Time: 3.5 hours.

    Federal regulations often drive our institutional policies, particularly when it comes to the management of federal awards. But to what extent are our institution’s policies/ procedures required by federal regulation versus the institution choosing to go beyond what regulation may require? Are these choices deliberate, the result of a corrective action plan, a best practice of peer institutions, or simply institutional culture? Can you respond confidently when one of your researchers asks the question “where does it say we have to do that?”

    This workshop will examine a variety of regulations that impact the day-to-day management of federal awards with the goal of helping participants answer these questions, and to better understand where regulations end and institutional policies begin. The workshop will cover essential federal award requirements, primarily drawing upon the Uniform Guidance, but with some references to the Federal Acquisition Regulation to demonstrate how federal requirements can impact an award differently based on whether it’s a grant or a contract.

    Speakers:
    David Mayo, Director, Office of Sponsored Research, NCURA Distinguished Educator, California Institute of Technology
    John Hanold, Associate Vice President for Research and  Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Pennsylvania State University

    Program Level: Intermediate
    P
    rerequisite: Participants will need a general familiarity and experience working under federal regulations as they apply to federal award management.

    The On-Demand recording will be available 10 business days after the live presentation.


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $80.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the Add button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    • Participants will be better able to determine the source (and interpretation) of federal regulation driving the policy.
    • Participants will be able to identify the “go to” resources used by Research Administrators to benchmark their University alongside other institutional “best” practices.
    • Participants will be able to articulate an answer and the rationale in language faculty members can understand when they ask the question “where does it say we have to do that and what does it mean?”
    • Participants will engage and share among colleagues the various ways to implement requirements and best practices with continued focus on reducing administrative burden.

    David Mayo

    Director, Office of Sponsored Research

    NCURA Distinguished Educator

    California Institute of Technology

    John Hanold

    Associate Vice President for Research and Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Pennsylvania State University

    Participants receive 3.25 hours of continuing education credits = .3 CEU's.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the video workshop.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

  • NDAs, MTAs, and Other Ancillary Agreements - The Basics

    This webinar will examine the different types of ancillary research agreements, when and why they are necessary, and highlight potential negotiation areas.

    (90 minutes) During the lifecycle of a sponsored project, other documents besides the proposal and resulting award may be necessary.  At the proposal stage, you may want to exchange information under a Non-Disclosure Agreement.  In the course of performing the research itself, it may become necessary to share data, materials, or other resources with a partner.  To keep the project moving forward, it’s imperative to know the best way to facilitate such a transfer.  This webinar will examine the different types of ancillary research agreements, when and why they are necessary, and highlight potential negotiation areas.   

    Speakers:
    Charles T. Bartunek, Director of Collaborative and Corporate Research Contracts, Division of Research, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Jill A. Frankenfield, Associate Director, Office of Research Administration, University of Maryland, College Park

    Level: Basic
    Prerequisites: None

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $99
    Non-Member Price: $118


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    • Participants will learn about the different types of ancillary agreements
    • Participants will learn when and why an ancillary agreement may be necessary
    • Participants will learn to identify potential issues that arise during the negotiation of ancillary agreements

    Charles T. Bartunek

    Director of Collaborative and Corporate Research Contracts, Division of Research

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Jill A. Frankenfield

    Associate Director, Office of Research Administration

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

  • Federal and Institutional Efforts to Address Security Concerns and Foreign Threats to the Integrity of the U.S. Research Enterprise

    The webinar will address concerns raised and actions taken to date by federal intelligence and research funding agencies.

    (90 minutes) Congress, the administration, and security and research funding agencies have expressed serious concerns about the increase in foreign state sponsored efforts to inappropriately access or replicate U.S. federally funded research data and information.  This includes proposed research, as a means to gain competitive advantage. The webinar will address concerns raised and actions taken to date by federal intelligence and research funding agencies.   It will also touch on current and pending legislation, pending inquiries and actions, and existing and emerging efforts institutions are taking to address these concerns.   

    Speakers:
    Wendy Streitz, President, Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)
    Robert Hardy, Director, Contracts & Intellectual Property Management, Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)
    Tobin Smith, Vice President for Policy, Association of American Universities

    Level: Overview
    Prerequisites: None

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $99
    Non-Member Price: $118


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    • Participants will understand the history and timeline of federal efforts to address foreign threats and balance national security concerns with the need for free and open exchange of scientific information, with a focus on recent developments
    • Participants will gain an understanding of ongoing and anticipated federal agency, congressional and other actions to address foreign influence/interference.
    • Participants will learn about existing and emerging practices that institutions have adopted to address issues relating to foreign threats and research related security concerns.

    Wendy Streitz

    President

    Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)

    Tobin Smith

    Vice President for Policy

    Association of American Universities

    Robert Hardy

    Director

    Contracts & Intellectual Property Management, Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

  • Designing and Implementing Training Programs for Your Institution: Techniques, Tools, and Tips

    Assessing and identifying organizational training needs from the outset is important for designing and preparing educational materials to achieve the desired learning outcomes.

    (90 minutes) Assessing and identifying organizational training needs from the outset is important for designing and preparing educational materials to achieve the desired learning outcomes. In order to be effective, both training and facilitation take deliberate planning and leader-participant engagement. This webinar will take participants from needs analysis to evaluation and will include a behind-the-scenes look into tips, tools, and techniques used by presenters in order to effectively lead participants through training objectives. These simple techniques will help trainers, speakers, and facilitators approach their next learning session with confidence.

    Speakers:
    Tricia Callahan, Senior Research Education and Information Officer, Colorado State
    Melanie Hebl, Education Coordinator, Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Level: Overview
    Prerequisites: None

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $99
    Non-Member Price: $118


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    After participating in this webinar, learners will be able to: 
    1. Follow steps for successfully initiating the creation of a training program for research administrators;
    2. Apply popular instructional design methods to their training programs; and 
    3. Incorporate activities into their training designed to refocus attention and stimulate participation.

    Tricia Callahan

    Senior Research Education & Information Officer

    Colorado State University

    Melanie Hebl

    Education Coordinator, Research and Sponsored Programs

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

  • Organizational Conflicts of Interests – What are They and What to do with Them?

    This webinar will cover common types of Organizational Conflicts of Interest that may arise in an academic research setting and provide best practices on how to address them.

    (90 minutes) This webinar will cover common types of Organizational Conflicts of Interest that may arise in an academic research setting and provide best practices on how to address them.  Topics will include:

    • Differences between Organizational Conflict of Interest and other types of Conflict of Interest
    • Regulatory framework (and other sources of obligations) for Organizational Conflicts of Interest  
    • Definition of Organizational Conflicts of Interest  by the Federal Acquisition Regulations and the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Guidance
    • Process considerations for reviewing the conflict at the Pre-Proposal/Proposal/Just-In-Time/Award stages when Organizational Conflict of Interest is required to be reported to the sponsor  

    Speakers:
    Mary R. Lee, Director, University Conflicts of Interest Program, Stanford University
    Kristy J. Hall, Director of Contracts and Interim Director of Grants & Contracts, Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Virginia

    Level: Basic
    Prerequisites: None

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $99
    Non-Member Price: $118


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    Participants will:

    • Become familiar with how Organizational Conflict of Interest differs from other types of Conflict of Interest
    • Have a basic understanding of the regulatory framework (and other sources of obligations) for Organizational Conflict of Interest
    • Gain greater knowledge on how the Federal Acquisition Regulations and the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Guidance define Organizational Conflicts of Interest
    • Consider a process so that your Sponsored Research Office and your Conflicts of Interest Office make work together in reviewing the conflict at the Pre-Proposal/Proposal/ Just-In-Time /Award stages when Organizational Conflict of Interest is required to be reported to the sponsor  

    Mary R. Lee

    Director, University Conflicts of Interest Program

    Stanford University

    Kristy J. Hall

    Director of Contracts and Interim Director of Grants & Contracts, Office of Sponsored Programs

    University of Virginia

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

  • How to Deal with HIPAA Rules Under the Revised Common Rule

    This webinar will provide an overview of the impact of the Common Rule (45 CFR part 46) changes on HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) (45 CFR Part 160 and Part 164) covered information and biospecimens.

    (90 minutes) This webinar will provide an overview of the impact of the Common Rule (45 CFR part 46) changes on HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) (45 CFR Part 160 and Part 164) covered information and biospecimens.  We will discuss the complex and varied updates and issues associated with the Revised Common Rule and how these need to be addressed when working with HIPAA covered information.  

    Topics to be covered will include: 

    • The role of HIPAA and HIPAA Controlled Data in research,
    • HIPAA identifiers and biospecimen use,
    • Changes to consent,
    • Limited IRB review. 

    Speakers:
    Melanie Clark, Associate Director, Office of Research Integrity Assurance, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Carpantato (Tanta) Myles, Director, Office for Research Compliance, The University of Alabama 

    Level: Basic

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $99
    Non-Member Price: $118


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    • Participants will be able to understand the role of HIPAA and HIPAA Controlled Data in research.
    • Participants will learn about HIPAA identifiers and biospecimen use in research and how these can now be used in some exempt research.  
    • Participants will be able to understand the changes to consent, including broad consent.
    • Participants will learn about the new limited IRB review. 

    Carpantato (Tanta) Myles

    Director, Office for Research Compliance

    The University of Alabama

    Melanie Clark

    Associate Director, Office of Research Integrity Assurance

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

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  • OIG Audits in the Federally Funded Research Environment

    This webinar will provide a description of the function of Offices of Inspectors General (OIGs), the OIG’s that impact the research community, and 2019 OIG audit plans.

    (90 minutes) This webinar will provide a description of the function of Offices of Inspectors General (OIGs), the OIG’s that impact the research community, and 2019 OIG audit plans.  Participants will hear specific information related to the NSF OIG, regarding how auditees are selected and changes to the audit process.  Case studies describing common audit findings will also be presented.

    Speakers:
    Cynthia Hope, Assistant Vice President for Research & Director of Sponsored Programs, The University of Alabama, NCURA Distinguished Educator
    Ken Lish, Supervisory Audit Manager, National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General

    Level: Intermediate

    Prerequisites:  Participants will want a familiarity with financial audits and an interest in understanding the Inspector General audit environment as it relates to federally funded research.

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $99
    Non-Member Price: $118


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    • Participants will gain an understanding of  how the NSF OIG audit process works and the best ways to minimize the expenditure of resources during an audit.
    • Participants will understand common audit findings identified by the NSF OIG and how to avoid them.

    Cynthia Hope

    Assistant Vice President for Research & Director of Sponsored Programs

    The University of Alabama
    NCURA Distinguished Educator


    Ken Lish

    Supervisory Audit Manager

    National Science Foundation
    Office of Inspector General

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

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  • Improving Efficiencies: Assessing the Sponsored Research Operation

    This publication explores a number of approaches to conducting assessments and presents models for and considerations when incorporating these activities as a standard management practices. NOTE: To purchase this downloadable publication click the "Register” button.

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    In today’s research environment there is heightened attention on reducing administrative burden and maintaining compliance by both increasing capacity and effectiveness of an institution’s sponsored research operation. This publication explores a number of approaches to conducting assessments and presents models for and considerations when incorporating these activities as a standard management practices. It describes and reviews various assessment mechanisms and ways to use them effectively. Many forms of assessment are possible with a modest investment of resources. It also provides a toolkit of assessment materials that are adaptable to a variety of sponsored programs operations.

    (63 pages, PDF)

    Exclusively available online. Purchase and download the PDF. Once purchased the PDF will be available for download for 30 days. To purchase click the “Register” button.


    Table of Contents

    Overview                                                                                                            

    Chapter 1   What Is Assessment?

          Why Consider an Assessment Program?

          What is an Assessment Program?

          Designing an Assessment Program                                             

    Chapter 2   Preparing for Assessment

          Office Structure

          Communications

          Resources

          The Assessment Program

          Background Materials                                                                 

    Chapter 3   Forms of Assessment

          Self-Directed Assessment Activities

          Externally Directed Assessment Activities                                     

    Chapter 4   Using Focus Groups for Assessment                                                  

    Chapter 5   Using Surveys for Assessment                                                           

    Chapter 6   Using Metrics for Assessment                                                            

    Chapter 7   Using Self-Audits for Assessment                                                       

    Chapter 8   Using Self-Studies for Assessment

          Timeframe

          Staff Roles

          Focus and Content                                                                      

    Chapter 9   Using External Evaluations for Assessment

          Setting Up the External Evaluation

          Organizing for and Conducting the Evaluation

          Evaluation Results

               Recommendations and Developing Action Plans               

    Chapter 10   Using Quality Improvement Programs for Assessment                       

    Chapter 11   Responding to Assessment Results

          Developing an Assessment-Management Cycle

          Strategic Planning                                                                        

     Chapter 12   Conclusion

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    Peggy Lowry, Emeritus Director, NCURA Peer Programs
    Director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance, Oregon State University, Emeritus

    Peggy Lowry has been a team member or lead on almost 50 reviews of research administration offices, received evaluations of her offices, and taught national workshops on sponsored program assessment. She has led office self-studies and participated in institutional accreditation self-studies. Her university career includes 34 years at research universities and 7 years at predominantly undergraduate institutions. Peggy has given over 300 national, regional and local presentations and workshops for multiple organizations.

    Peggy received NCURA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2006 and NCURA’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration in 2011. She began developing the NCURA Peer Programs (Peer Advisory Services and Peer Review Program) in 2007 and served as Director until her retirement in 2018.